Private sector investments pave the way for climate adaptation in smallholder farming communities

As extreme weather becomes more frequent and severe, the Landscape Resilience Fund is partnering with Long Miles Coffee to support African coffee farmers to become more climate resilient. The world is currently experiencing unprecedented warmth, with 2023 being confirmed as the warmest year on record. Climate change is a major contributor to these extreme weather … Continued

The Landscape Resilience Fund is currently seeking support for their sourcing and initial screening of SMEs in Africa’s Sub-Saharan region

The Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF), through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Project # 10436, “Investment Readiness for the Landscape Resilience Fund”, catalyzes private sector investment in SMEs with climate-resilient practices, by providing pre-investment services for investment readiness to adaptation SMEs. South Pole, as the Excecuting Agency for the GEF Project, seeks support in the … Continued

Call for proposals

The Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF), via South Pole acting as the Executing Agency for the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) funded Project # 10436, “Investment Readiness for the Landscape Resilience Fund”, has published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a consultant or consulting team to provide support to a East African SME working in the coffee … Continued

Landscape Resilience Fund supports sustainable acai producer Nossa Fruits

Image by Nossa Fruits. In 2023, we have faced unprecedented consequences of climate change, with temperature records breaking and extreme weather events such as storms, floods, droughts, and heatwaves causing widespread devastation. Despite these alarming developments, a concerning trend emerges as the new UN Environment Programme’s Adaptation Gap Report reveals that progress in climate adaptation … Continued

Africa’s largest cocoa fruit factory is open for business

On August 25, 2023, Koa celebrated a significant milestone with the inauguration of its state-of-the-art cocoa fruit factory in the heart of Ghana’s cocoa-producing region, Akim Achiase. This event represented a pivotal moment in our partnership with Koa, a forward-thinking Swiss-Ghanaian sustainable cocoa fruit company. Since May 2022, the Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF) has been … Continued

Africa Climate Week 2022: Mobilising climate finance in Africa is crucial to creating real climate progress

The miombo woodlands of Chipanje Chetu, Mozambique. Credit: Yambone Initiative. What role can climate finance play in advancing climate adaptation in Africa? This was the central question at the recent UNFCCC Africa Climate Week 2022, held in Libreville, Gabon. Homegrown climate solutions in Africa took centre stage alongside the need to ensure this finance flows … Continued

Landscape Resilience Fund nominated for Earthshot Prize

In March, the Landscape Resilience Fund team was delighted to discover it had been nominated for this year’s prestigious Earthshot Prize by two Official Nominators: the communications agency Project Everyone and Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The Earthshot Prize was launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020 and designed to … Continued

Landscape Resilience Fund makes first investment in cocoa innovator Koa

A crescendo of extreme weather events witnessed across the world exposes the urgency of investing in climate adaptation. In response to this challenge Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF) has made its first investment in Koa, a Swiss-Ghanain sustainable cocoa fruit company. The $3.5 million investment, made alongside co-investors IDH Farmfit Fund, will support Koa to set … Continued